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Welcome to the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel   En Español

Attorney Regulation Counsel leads an independent office of the Colorado Supreme Court that regulates the practice of law in Colorado through various programs. The office oversees attorney admissions, attorney registration, mandatory continuing legal and judicial education, attorney diversion and discipline, regulation of the unauthorized practice of law, and inventory counsel. Learn more

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Colorado Supreme Court
The Colorado Supreme Court is the state's highest court.  The Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the practice of law in Colorado.

Presiding Disciplinary Judge
The Presiding Disciplinary Judge presides over formal attorney discipline complaints filed by the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, among other duties.

Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline
The Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline consider complaints alleging misconduct by state supreme court, court of appeals, district court, and county court judges, except for Denver County judges. Complaints about magistrates are filed with the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.


 

Latest News

2023 Demographic Survey Open

Colorado attorneys: Have you completed this year’s two-minute voluntary demographic survey? If not, it is quick and easy, and helps the legal profession keep track of trends! Click here.

Court has published comments on implementation plan for licensing legal paraprofessionals

The Supreme Court has published public comments on a plan to license legal paraprofessionals to handle certain types of domestic relations cases. Any updates on the proposal will be announced here and in OARC’s bi-monthly newsletter.

Court adopts new requirement for Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity ("EDI") CLE

The Supreme Court has amended C.R.C.P. 250.2 and related rules to require two credit hours of EDI CLE within the seven-hour requirement for legal professionalism that applies to each three-year CLE compliance period. The change is effective for CLE compliance periods beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2023, and subsequent periods. The Supreme Court also approved changes to Regulation 103.1 and related regulations. A summary has been published here.

The Colorado Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being

The Colorado Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being concluded its work on November 3, 2021, releasing a report with numerous recommendations to advance the well-being of Colorado’s lawyers, judges, and law students. Read the ground-breaking report here. Over 60 lawyers participated in this three-year endeavor.